This is the revised and expanded edition of Mark Power's seminal photobook, The Shipping Forecast, published by GOST, 2022. The Shipping Forecast was originally published in 1996 and this new edition includes over 100 previously unpublished photographs.
Thirty years ago, Mark Power embarked on a journey to photograph the thirty-one sea areas around the coasts of the British Isles to create a visual representation of the shipping forecast. For nearly 100 years, the forecast has been broadcast four times a day by BBC radio and has seeped into the British public consciousness - it is a constant in an ever-changing world. This body of work brings together image and text, pairing Mark's photographs with the shipping forecast of the time and place the images were made.
‘The shipping forecast, of course, exists to save lives. It warns those at sea, or about to put to sea, of approaching storms. But for the majority of us, in Britain at least, its’ strange, rhythmic language is unashamedly romantic and oddly reassuring, despite forming an image of an island nation perpetually buffeted by wind and waves.’ – Mark Power
h310 x w250 mm
163 b&w photograph
7 in stock